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War for the Planet of the Apes 3D

Thank God people can't really travel into the future, as they do in Planet of the Apes, because then moviegoers from 1973 might land in our time, discover that one of the summer's biggest releases is a remake of the lamebrained Battle for the Planet of the Apes, and die of shock. The idea of rebooting the Apes franchise by revamping the last two installments of the original series worked well enough in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), when the talking ape Caesar (Andy Serkis in a motion-capture performance) pulls away from his human family and marshals his simian pals against humanity. At this point, however, the apes have formed their own society in the forest, communicating through captioned sign language; the more engrossing intraspecies relationships have disappeared, and the simian ones lack the verbal wit that often animated the original series. Matt Reeves directed.



  • Matt Reeves


  • Andy Serkis
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Steve Zahn
  • Amiah Miller
  • Karin Konoval
  • Terry Notary
  • Judy Greer
  • Gabriel Chavarria
  • Chad Rook
  • Ty Olsson
  • Max Lloyd-Jones
  • Aleks Paunovic
  • Alessandro Juliani
  • Devyn Dalton
  • Mercedes de la Zerda
  • Michael Adamthwaite


  • Dylan Clark
  • Rick Jaffa
  • Amanda Silver
  • Peter Chernin
  • Mark Bomback
  • Mary McLaglen

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